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2323 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
3524 Winnetka Ave, New Hope, MN 55427
(612) 212-8471
Hours of Operation:
Mon. Closed
Tue. 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Wed. 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Thu. 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sun. 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM

My daughter absolutely loves cats but mean old mom isn’t up for having a pet. Our solution? We book an hour at Café Meow. This sweet rescue coffee shop gives us a feline fix without extra responsibility. Kids over 6 (with a parent) can play with the kitties and sip a warm beverage.

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Girl admiring cat at the Café Meow in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Visiting The Cat Café with Little Kids

Little kids (age 6 and under) are only allowed in the cat lounge during private events and must have 2 adults supervising them.

Cost to Visit the Cat Lounge

Drop by the café for free during open hours. To visit with the cats, it is best to make a reservation (although if there is room, you can walk in). Admission to the Cat Lounge is $10.00 on weekdays and $15.00 on weekends. Visits are one hour and start at the top of each hour.


During Happy Hours, visitors can pay $3.50 for a 15-minute visit. Happy Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 1pm to 5pm. These times are walk-in only and not open to children under 7.

New Hope Location

The New Hope location opened in  June of 2022 with both walk-in and reservation appointments available. Make New Hope reservations here.

Birthday Parties at The Café Meow

Book a private hour in the Cat Lounge for up to 10 people. Smaller children can come to these events but must be supervised by 2 adults. Book via email:

Find up-to-date prices in our article: Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids: Animal Lovers.

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